Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
68 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HP
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay may be internationally renowned for swearing, but his flagship restaurant is no Hell’s Kitchen. In fact, the proud staff may well offer you a tour of it after your meal.
There’s no denying the food is very good – consistency is a point of pride – but it’s quite classic, mostly French, and I often long for something more interesting. The bisque-poached ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon with lemongrass and chervil velouté is a signature dish first-timers should certainly try if ordering à la carte. On the set lunch menu I like the quail and mushroom pithivier (a little pie) with salad of endive, apple, walnuts and celeriac, and rum baba.
Serene tones of cream and oyster, with spacious and well-spaced tables.
Among the very best in London, once you’re past the booking stage.
Royal Hospital Road is in deepest Chelsea, a taxi ride from Victoria or Sloane Square stations.
The set lunch is £45 for three courses (à la carte is literally twice as much) but you’ll have to be diligent to stick to it – and who wants to refuse niceties such as aperitifs, a decent bottle of wine, and coffee and chocs afterwards? They can easily add another £70 to the bill.
There was a time when, overall, the branch at Claridge’s was the more appealing restaurant, but now its main advantage is simply location. Gordon Ramsay Holdings also runs several other restaurants throughout London – see website for details.
More information on Restaurant Gordon Ramsay:
- Price guide:
- French, Modern, Traditional
- 68 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HP
- 020 7352 4441
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri noon-2.15pm, 6.30-10.15pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential